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MolES Seminar: Dr. Sidney Cohen (Weizmann Institute of Science)
MolES Seminar: Dr. Sidney Cohen (Weizmann Institute of Science)
WhenTuesday, Oct 29, 2019, 1 – 2 p.m.
Campus locationMolecular Engineering (MOL)
Campus roomNanoES 181
Event typesLectures/Seminars
Event sponsorsMolecular Engineering and Sciences

Molecular Engineering and Sciences Seminar Series
Nanotube nanocomposites – a microscopic view of wetting and interfacial strengths

Wetting of solid surfaces is a complex phenomenon which can dominate the physical interactions at interfaces, notable examples being in lubrication, composite materials, and capillarity. In recent years, molecular-level experiments and modelling have revealed unique, nano-scale aspects of wetting. The study of nanotube wetting is a challenging, yet important direction of such studies. Being the first step in their incorporation as fillers into ultra-strength nanocomposites, wetting touches on a technologically relevant aspect of nanotubes. In this talk I will describe experimental and modelling wetting studies of individual nanotubes, which elucidate the individual contributions of geometry and chemical interactions. These studies are related to separate measurements of nanocomposite strength, also at the single nanotube level.
This weekly seminar brings together students, faculty and invited guests from various disciplines across campus to explore current trends in molecular engineering and nanotechnology. It is a forum for active interdisciplinary discussions. These talks are open to the public and attract a diverse audience of students and faculty.…
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